We recently went apple picking and picked a five-gallon bucket full of apples.
After making two rounds of the easiest apple sauce
ever, I tried my hand at a gluten-free apple pie adapting an All Recipes recipe. I don’t think I’ve ever had an apple pie that was this delicious and I’ve eaten a lot of apple pie.
Best Gluten Free Apple Pie Ever
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (we used our convection feature which automatically reset the temperature to 400 degrees).
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer, continue stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
Place the bottom crust in your pan. Place the crust on a baking sheet to catch drips.
Fill the pie crust with apples, mounded slightly. Carefully pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not runoff.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated 425 (or 400) degree oven.
Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (our oven reset the convection temperature to 325 degrees).
Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are fork-tender.
Now that Miss A has started eating more and more table food and declared her toddler independence, we have started looking for recipes that will feed her and us for dinner. Many are just misses, but this one from the Baby Center was a hit with everyone. That said, being a “hit” with a one-year-old A means most of it didn’t get thrown to the floor.
Toddler approved: Roast Pork Chops With Apples
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. I boiled the apple cider to reduce it a bit. Grease the bottom of a medium-size roasting pan or an ovenproof skillet (like our favorite cast iron skillet!) with the olive oil.
Arrange the apples on the bottom of the pan, layered as needed.
Place the pork chops on top.
Then sprinkle with the sage, salt and pepper and pour the cider on top.
We didn’t actually baste the meat once or twice as the directions indicate and it probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Since we were eating this as a family, I didn’t “season with authority” (as J is so fond of saying!), but we were able to add seasoning at the table for our liking. All in all we would eat this again.